Piles (or lines) of laundry.
Low remaining storage space on a smartphone.
A stuffed refrigerator.
Messy houses and bedrooms.
Too many choices.
Running out of soda, ice cream, or other sugary stuff at a party.
This is not to minimize the weight of the inconvenience or hardship caused by some of our first world problems. (Although I might argue that “problems” such as running out of sugar generally aren’t true hardships, and in the end, benefit us rather than causing harm.)
– If my dishwasher is broken, that means I normally have a robotic servant who washes my dishes for me.
– If I have piles of dirty laundry, that suggests that my wardrobe is fairly sizable.
– An ugly carpet means that…I have carpet! My feet are comfortable and warm.
– A chaotic bedroom can only be that way because I have enough material goods with which to make it chaotic.
What would you add to this list? What are some other first world problems?
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